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  • Hillary Clinton's plane: 5 things to know

    09/09/2016 9:37:19 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    USA Today Network | September 9, 2016 | Matt Coyne
    Gannett link only as per posting requirementsBrief summary: It's a flying garbage scow
  • Dozens feared dead in Russia air crash (FlyDubai 737)

    03/18/2016 7:23:14 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 57 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3-20-2016 | BBC
    A passenger jet has crashed in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don with at least 55 people on board, officials say. The FlyDubai Boeing 738, coming from Dubai, overshot the runway as it attempted to land and burst into flames, according to reports.
  • Boeing near deal to open 737 delivery center in China

    09/12/2015 8:17:42 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    Final assembly of the 737 airframes will remain in Renton, which employs about 12,000 people, about half of those production workers. However, those jets destined for Chinese carriers — between a quarter and a third of all 737s built — will be flown empty to a new Chinese facility for installation of interiors, exterior painting, customer flight tests and delivery, according to the person familiar with the plan. Such a deal would create Boeing’s most significant overseas commercial-aircraft venture, granting it new leverage in the world’s biggest aviation market. Though Boeing has long had an extensive global supply chain, this...
  • Wings For a Better Planet [New Winglet for Boeing 737]

    01/11/2015 2:38:11 AM PST · by gortklattu · 18 replies
    Boeing ^ | not specified | Boeing
    Improving fuel efficiency, even by one percent, on the world's most popular plane makes a huge difference. After achieving success with the first 737 winglet, the team was challenged with finding ways to make the 737 MAX even more efficient. Boeing video at the source
  • DOD Is Stuck with a Flawed $1.5 Trillion Fighter Jet

    04/02/2014 9:21:58 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 81 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | 2/18/2014 | David Francis
    On CBS’s “60 Minutes” on Sunday night, national security correspondent David Martin chronicled the seemingly never-ending list of problems with the Pentagon’s next-generation F-35 fight jet, from cost overruns of $160 billion to technical problems that have plagued the plane’s development. When asked if the F-35 program, which is expected to cost some $1.5 trillion over the four-decade life of the program, is now under control, the Pentagon’s acquisition chief, Frank Kendall, said, "Yes, it is." But that commitment came with a warning. “Long gone is the time when we're going to pay for mistake after mistake after mistake," said...
  • United Airlines to install 'winglets' on planes to save fuel

    07/22/2013 6:29:41 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 77 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 21, 2013 | Hugo Martin
    With airlines operating on razor-thin profit margins, carriers are pulling out all the stops to cut costs. The latest example is United Airlines, which plans to install new angled tips to the ends of the wings on more than 140 of its 737-model jets beginning next year.
  • Report: Boeing to settle NLRB lawsuit

    11/30/2011 11:43:56 AM PST · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Post & Courier ^ | November 30, 2011 | Brendan Kearney
    Boeing and its Machinists' union have struck a deal that both settles the controversial National Labor Relations Board lawsuit and keeps the new 737 production line in Washington, the Seattle Times is reporting, citing unnamed sources. According to the report, the union will announce the agreement momentarily, at a 2 p.m. EST news conference. The agreement is huge news for South Carolina as Boeing's North Charleston plant had been at the center of the NLRB case. While the terms of the deal have not been announced, it would seem the Dreamliner production facility by Charleston International Airport is now in...
  • PICTURE: India's first 737-based P-8I nears flight debut

    09/20/2011 8:55:27 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies ^ | 21/09/11 | Craig Hoyle
    PICTURE: India's first 737-based P-8I nears flight debut By Craig Hoyle Boeing is close to conducting the first flight of a 737-800-based P-8I maritime patrol aircraft for the Indian navy, with its first example having emerged at the manufacturer’s Renton Field assembly site in Washington. Photographed by AirSpace user Brandon Farris earlier this month, the aircraft has already been painted in Indian markings and assigned the registration IN320. It is the first of eight P-8Is on order as replacements for the navy’s current Tupolev Tu-142 turboprops. The aircraft was last pictured as it entered final assembly in June. © Brandon...
  • Boeing reports order for 32 737s canceled

    02/04/2011 9:52:21 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 16 replies
    AFP via Google News ^ | 2/4/2011 | AFP via Google News
    US aerospace giant Boeing said Friday that a customer had canceled an order for 32 of its best-selling single-aisle 737 aircraft. In a weekly table on changes in orders and deliveries for commercial aircraft, Boeing reported 32 orders for the short-to-medium-range plane were canceled, leaving net orders for 737s so far this year at zero. The canceled order was placed before 2011 and the customer did not want to be identified, Boeing spokesman Doug Alder told AFP. The Chicago-based firm has taken 32 new orders for 737s in the year to date: Alaska Airlines, 15 planes; the US Navy, six;...
  • China Confirms $19 Billion In Boeing Orders [Update, see #6]

    01/19/2011 9:48:32 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies ^ | Jan 19, 2011 | Michael Mecham
    China Confirms $19 Billion In Boeing Orders Jan 19, 2011 By Michael Mecham China’s President Hu Jintao came to Washington bearing gifts—solidified orders for 200 Boeing 737s and 777s. Hu was thought likely bring an order of new Boeing jets as a gift for Obama when the two leaders began their summit Wednesday, Jan. 19, in Washington. Historically, Chinese leaders have chosen to combine the occasion of a state visit with the drama of announcing an aircraft order. But Boeing was not sure how big an order to expect. Since 2007, Chinese carriers have placed a series of Boeing...
  • Boeing Team Begins Building India's Navy's First P-8I Aircraft

    12/07/2010 10:05:32 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 7 replies
    Boeing ^ | 12/7/2010 | Boeing
    The Boeing P-8I team began fabricating the first part for the Indian navy's first long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft on Dec. 6 in Wichita. The P-8I, based on the Boeing Next-Generation 737 commercial airplane, is a variant of the P-8A Poseidon that Boeing is developing for the U.S. Navy. Employees at Spirit AeroSystems -- where all Boeing Next-Generation 737 fuselages, nacelles and pylons are designed and built -- cut the P-8I's first part, a bonded aluminum panel that later will be installed on the fuselage's upper lobe to support an antenna. The panel and other fuselage components will...
  • Russia to buy 50 Boeing 737s worth four billion dollars

    06/24/2010 3:47:32 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 16 replies
    ChannelOneAsia.Com ^ | 6/25/2010 | ChannelOneAsia.Com
    President Barack Obama on Thursday said that Russia was buying 50 Boeing aircraft valued at four billion dollars that could create 44,000 jobs in the struggling US economy. Obama, speaking after White House talks with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, said the order was part of a broad array of major trade and investment deals between the two countries. "Consistent with my administration's national export initiative, this includes the sale of 50 Boeing aircraft worth four billion dollars that could add up to 44,000 new jobs in the American aerospace industry," Obama said. In a statement released after Obama's comment, Boeing...
  • Boeing Wedgetail Aircraft Accepted Into Royal Australian Air Force Fleet

    05/05/2010 7:49:23 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 4 replies · 359+ views
    Boeing News ^ | 5/06/2010 | Boeing News
    The Boeing Company today announced that the Commonwealth of Australia has accepted the first two Project Wedgetail 737 Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft into the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) fleet. The aircraft were accepted during a ceremony today at RAAF Base Williamtown, the main operating base for the Wedgetail fleet. "This major milestone demonstrates that the 737 AEW&C system is ready for operational training and use. It also represents the culmination of years of design, development, modification and testing by the Boeing-led team to bring this complex system -- the first of its type -- to our...
  • FAA orders emergency 737 inspections

    03/13/2010 6:51:00 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 28 replies · 1,228+ views
    Puget Sound Business Journal ^ | March 13, 2010 | Unattributed
    The Federal Aviation Administration has ordered owners and operators of Boeing 737 jets to check some aircraft for loose lug bearings in the tail, according to an Emergency Airworthiness Directive issued Friday.Boeing estimates that the directive affects about 600 aircraft, which need to be inspected within 12 days. Failure of the lugs could cause vibration leading to structural failure of the horizontal fins and flaps in the tail, possibly resulting in “loss of aircraft control and structural integrity,” the agency’s directive said. Boeing issued a related service alert Friday that affected six models of 737s, the company’s biggest-selling jetliner. The...
  • Boeing’s Poseidon, 737’s ‘lethal twin,’ moves ahead

    02/16/2010 9:49:11 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 31 replies · 1,168+ views
    Wichita Business Journal ^ | 1/15/2010 | Wichita Business Journal
    Boeing Co. said it’s completed a series of tests of its new P-8A Poseidon anti-submarine airplane in Seattle, with tests being described as “a major milestone.” The U.S. Navy is slated to buy 117 of the maritime and patrol aircraft, which are derived from a 737 fuselage. Spirit AeroSystems Inc. in Wichita makes most of the 737 airframe. The P-8A aircraft contains sophisticated detection equipment and weaponry that are designed to find and sink submarines that could threaten aircraft carriers. The complete P-8A program will be worth more than $40 billion. The airplane that Boeing tested in Seattle was subjected...
  • Last flight: United says farewell to the 737

    10/28/2009 9:41:03 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies · 1,969+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 28, 2009 | Julie Johnsson
    Today marks a bittersweet milestone in aviation history. United Airlines, the first carrier to make the Boeing 737 a staple of its fleet 41 years ago, is retiring the last of those jets in an airborne party that will stretch from Virginia to California. The plane is the last of 94 Boeing 737s that United has grounded since September 2008. That painful maneuver cost thousands of United workers their jobs but likely saved the carrier from financial calamity as the travel market collapsed last winter following Wall Street's meltdown, analysts said.
  • Hundreds of 737s may need uncoated nutplates rectified: Boeing

    11/13/2008 9:30:37 AM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 54 replies · 1,669+ views ^ | 13/11/08 | Jon Ostrower
    Boeing's 737 programme is facing a new challenge to return to full-rate production, after it confirmed that thousands of small pieces of structural hardware must be replaced because of a lack of corrosive coating. The airframer says the components, known as nutplates, do not present "an immediate safety of flight issue". But the non-conforming nutplates have been fitted in aircraft delivered over the last 15 months. This problem impacts "thousands" of nutplates in each 737 fuselage. The company explains that about 30% will require replacement, a number that runs about 3,000 to 4,000 nutplates per fuselage according to a programme...
  • Plane lands in South Africa after engine falls off

    11/08/2007 4:43:18 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 59 replies · 741+ views ^ | November 8, 2007 | Associated Press
    CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) -- A plane carrying more than 100 people made an emergency landing in South Africa after an engine fell off during takeoff from Cape Town on Wednesday, officials said. No injuries were reported. The Nationwide airline plane, bound for Johannesburg, touched down safely after the airport's fire and rescue services rushed to clear debris from the runway. The right engine of the Boeing 737 "separated from the wing. The aircraft continued to climb out," the airline said in a statement. One of the passengers, Pretoria businesswoman Ronel Derman, told the South African Press Association that...
  • Spanish 737's low approach wrecks Katowice Airport lighting

    10/29/2007 10:56:03 AM PDT · by Freeport · 42 replies · 864+ views ^ | 29/10/07 | David Kaminski-Morrow
    Polish investigators are investigating a serious incident in which a chartered Air Europa Boeing 737-800 descended far below the approach path and destroyed dozens of approach lights while landing at Katowice Airport. The aircraft had been chartered by the United Nations and was returning from Lebanon with 114 Polish peacekeeping soldiers, plus a crew of 11, on board. While landing on 27 October it struck several directional guidance and flashing approach lamps – ranging from a few centimetres to more than 10m (32ft) tall – and suffered extensive damage to its fuselage, wings, flap fairings, lights and the nacelles on...
  • Boy survives two-hour flight to Moscow hanging onto plane wing

    10/01/2007 10:53:31 AM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 93 replies · 4,956+ views
    20:56 MOSCOW, September 24 (RIA Novosti) - A 15-year-old boy from the Urals suffered acute frostbite after riding the wing of a Boeing-737 plane on a two-hour flight from Perm to Moscow, Russian radio station Mayak reported on Monday. After clinging on for the entire 1300-kilometer (808-mile) flight to Vnukovo Airport, the boy, named Andrei, collapsed onto the tarmac. His arms and legs were so severely frozen that rescuers were at first unable to remove his coat and shoes, the radio station said. The airport did not confirm the report. "We have no information on this," the Vnukovo press...